Key Features

  • Outstanding number of photographs, illustrations and graphs assist the reader in understanding with great visual aids.
  • Its thorough coverage offers the most in-depth information available on the various topics important to the field.

Table of Contents

1. Structure of the muscle fibre
2. Mechanisms of force generation
3. Control of the contractile process
4. Fibre types and motor units
5. Recruitment and control of motor units
6. Energy metabolism during exercise
7. Muscle working in situ
8. Effect of temperature and activity on muscle contractile properties
9. Introduction to fatigue
10. Mechanisms of fatigue
11. Fatigue during endurance exercise
12. Muscle pain and damage
13. Muscle energetics and efficiency during exercise
14. Muscle growth, development, adaptations and ageing
15. Muscle diseases


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© 2004
Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

David Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Children's Orthopaedic Clinic of the NHS Trust and Morriston Hospital, Swansea; Honorary Clinical Teacher in Orthopaedics, University of Wales College of Medicine, UK

Arnold De Haan

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Fundamental & Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Joan Round

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK